Putin went to a play based on “the Little Prince” with Khabensky

Gift Savinov, Vladimir Putin and Yevgeny Chernyadev

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Sochi on the play “don’t leave their planet”, which opened the tenth international Winter festival arts under the direction of conductor Yuri Bashmet. About it reports TASS on Friday, February 17.

The show was created based on the tale by Antoine de Saint-Exupery “the Little Prince”. The statement was developed by Director Viktor Kramer, together with the theater “Contemporary”. The main role takes the Russian actor Konstantin Khabensky.

The journalist of “Komsomolskaya Pravda” Dmitry Smirnov wrote on Twitter, alongside Putin in the sitting room of the soloist of the Mariinsky theatre Eugene Chernyadev and the soloist of the Opera of Dara Savinova. “In the episode about Fox Khabensky went into the hall and went to Putin, but not reached. Chose to surprise the other person among the audience,” he said.

The festival will last until February 26. Among the participants, in particular, the soloists of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres. The event for the first time in Russia will perform a ten-fold winner of the Grammy awards, the Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.

On 2 December the head of state noted that more and more Russians prefer meaningful, “intelligent entertainment”. About 120 million people a year visit the museums, 39 million — theaters, said Putin.